THE BLACK BELT

2016 SHORTLIST FINALIST

THE BLACK BELT

In 2015, Alabama closed 31 DMVs across the state. Many of these closures occurred in the Black Belt, a predominantly African-American region, directly impacting voter enfranchisement in a state that requires photo IDs at the polls.

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Director: Margaret Brown
USA, 2016
11 min
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Margaret Brown is the director of "Be Here to Love Me: A film about Townes Van Zandt" (2004); "The Order Of Myths" (Sundance 2008), about a segregated Mardi Gras celebration in Mobile, Alabama; and "The Great Invisible" (SXSW 2014), about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which won the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at SXSW 2014.
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Jeffrey Peixoto
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AWARDS:
  • Grand Jury Prize, Dallas International Film Festival
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OTHER SCREENINGS:
  • SXSW Film Festival
  • Dallas International Film Festival
  • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
  • Aspen Shortsfest
  • Los Angeles Film Festival
  • River Run Film Festival
  • Hot Docs International Film Festival
  • Montclair Film Festival
  • Seattle International Film Festival
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